New 20 gallon tank have lots of questions!

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Rawhide

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Hi it's been over 20 years since I had a fish tank. My dad gave me his 20 gallon tall tank. I'm 6 days into the cycle. Only one thing in the tank is a moss ball gravel substate and a few plastic plants and one silk. Ben testing water no real changes yet. A little amonia but not bad nitrites show 0 and nitrates show very little. Anything u can think I need to do with it?
 

fishorama

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You've got a long way to go but you're on your cycling way. Test often, your moss isn't going to help much if at all; plastic plants, not at all.

Try to keep ammonia at 2 ppm & be patient, it's going take 4 + weeks to get to "cycled": when you can safely add fish. Test!!
 
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